Tuesday , May 24 2022
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In the wake of recent turbulence, one of the top NON-COMMs is seeking a re-set…

Program Director, Two Full Time Hosts, KCMP/The Current

Based on the posting, the PD is responsible for the vision, direction, and management of the on-air program at the station, guiding the direction of live events and partnerships, locally and nationally. This PD manages and leads The Current’s format, hosts, music, and production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Hiring and leading the on-air staff, while fostering an environment built around creativity and ideation and prioritizing APMG’s EDIA goals.
  • Manage on-air talent through coaching, mentorship, performance meetings and feedback.
  • Create related new content that serves audiences across multiple platforms.
  • Foster the station’s relationship with other content departments at Minnesota Public Radio.
  • Collaborate with cross-divisional teams including membership, marketing, underwriting, and operations.
  • Initiate and lead external relationships with musicians, bands, music educators, labels, and other external stakeholders.
  • Network with the record and radio community on behalf of The Current.

To land this position, you’ll need seven+ years of increasing experience in cultural programming management in public radio, music media, or related fields, and 3-5 years previous supervisory/management experience – must demonstrate an ability to foster high standards and an ability to coach, inspire and lead.

Salary range is $92,867 – $116,084.

At the same time, the station is looking for an afternoon driver and a night-time host.

Full details on the Minnesota Public Radio jobs site.

Assistant Program Director, WXPN/Philadelphia

A rare opening at one of the elite public radio Triple A organizations comes in the form of WXPN’s posting for an Assistant Program Director.

The APD supervises on-air hosts and music programming staff, ensures the format is successfully implemented and audience-focused, and collaborates with other departments to help achieve audience, revenue, and organizational goals.

The Assistant Program Director will also need on-air skills, serving as a primary back-up host. The APD is expected to help foster a collaborative and inclusive culture.

Candidates with experience with research, coaching, and conducting airchecks will be viewed favorably.

Apply with a resume and over letter via the Careers@Penn site.

Assistant Program Director, WNXP/Nashville

PD Jason Moon Wilkins reports that current APD Ayisha Jaffer will soon announce a move (all good), hence the opening.

In addition to a daily air shift, the APD is essential in helping manage the operational aspects of the station, working with the Program Director and airstaff in programming daily music logs, scheduling on-air shifts, setting station priorities, and building WNXP’s music library. The station suggests that there are also opportunities to develop new programming and bring creative ideas to life.

A successful candidate will have the following:

  • Hosting,  broadcasting  or podcasting experience
  • MusicMaster (or equivalent music library management software) and Wide Orbit (or equivalent broadcasting software) experience
  • Basic knowledge of  broadcasting and recording equipment
  • Functional skills with Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Sound editing experience a plus
  • Detail oriented, self-disciplined and self-motivated
  • Knowledge and  passion for a wide range of music
  • Ability to manage and direct team members in a collaborative, productive manner including constructive criticism
  • Highly developed organizational skills and ability to adjust in a dynamic atmosphere

Learn More on the Nashville Public Radio site.

Chief Audience and Content Officer, Community Radio of Northern Colorado

If you have strong experience on the news side and a taste for Triple A, Community Radio for Northern Colorado has a position for you.

The licensee for NPR affiliate KUNC and Triple A station 105.5 The Colorado Sound has a newly created C-level position: Chief Audience and Content Officer.

This position is the highest-ranking content creation/management officer, with responsibility for all content creation by KUNC and The Colorado Sound. Further, the CAO/CCO leads the content distribution strategy for multiple platforms.

Experience they’d like to see includes a minimum six years’ experience in radio media or a related industry, minimum five years’ increasingly responsible management/leadership experience, and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

There’s much more, but assume that the news experience will take the lead on this one.

Best part? Pay range of $95,000 – $110,000. Second best part? Greely/Ft. Collins.

More on the Community Radio for Northern Colorado site.

Station Manager, Radio Milwaukee

This is the gig that opened when Jordan Lee left 88NINE for Paragon Media Strategies.

In Brief: “The Station Director is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations, programming, production, technical/engineering, content and compliance of Radio Milwaukee’s stations, with a focus on leading long-range product development. The Station Director provides oversight to the organization’s growth and development, serving as the leader in creative positioning, brand enhancement and relationship-building to move towards measurable growth and maximum impact in furtherance of Radio Milwaukee’s mission.”

Apply on the Radio Milwaukee Site.

Two Positions: Operations Manager, Development Officer

Two solid jobs at the Emerson College FM. Great station, great city. Unfortunately, it’s not a sports town.

Operations Manager – This is not a PD role. It’s the Swiss Army knife operations job that opened when D. Simpson was elevated to General Manager to replace the retiring Jack Casey.

In Brief: “The WERS Operations Manager assists the GM with managing every area of the broadcast organization: FCC compliance, Student Mentoring, Programming, Fundraising, and Marketing. The Operations Manager will also work alongside the GM to grow and monetize the station’s digital assets. These include The Emerson Talk and Information Network, distribution of “The Secret Spot”, ERS+ on WERS HD2 and other on demand content streams.

The WERS Operations Manager is the ideal proxy for the station GM, providing guidance and support to all departments at the station. Experienced in programming, marketing and fundraising, the Operations Manager monitors industry trends regarding the technology and tools used for accomplishing daily tasks in each area.”

Development Officer – WERS needs a seasoned professional to run development. Perhaps you’re a #2 or #3 at a large station and it’s time to take over your own shop. Or maybe you’re the #1 in a small market and it’s time to move up to the top 10. The previous head of development moved on in the non-profit world, but she left the department in excellent shape. You won’t have to re-build — just do what you can to take it to the next level.

In Brief: “The WERS Development Officer manages all aspects of efforts that yield listener support, including the planning and execution of on-air drives, renewal letter campaigns and telemarketing

The WERS Development Officer is responsible for achieving WERS Membership revenue goals by coordinating fundraising activities including on-air drives, direct mail, telemarking, the major gifts program, and the vehicle donation program. Goals will be set annually by the WERS General Manager based on a review of previous performance with consideration given to any unique circumstances.”

Both WERS jobs can be found here.